Friday, February 20
District Tournament At H.B.I. Instead of H.H.S.
1939 ... The old saying, "Cutting Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face," was never more truly demonstrated than by action of schools in this district voting to hold next week's 1939 District Basketball Tournament at the HBI gymnasium, when they could have the Hazard High School Gym on Baker Hill for the asking. "Feuds" are an old mountain custom and it seems we must even carry it to the basketball court. County and city athletic representatives ought to meet each other half way and patch up their differences, real or imaginary. Because of the "feud" coaches players and fans will have to: 1. Wade a muddy field to get to the H.B.I. gymnasium. 2. Stand up to watch the games. 3. Choke from clouds of dust and dirt. 4. Freeze if the weather is cold. 5. Get wet from a leaky roof or see the players endangered by a wet floor. 6. Strain their eyes from inadequate lighting. What do you think?